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Deputy Sheriff James Mackay | Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Deputy Sheriff

James Mackay

Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch: Saturday, May 13, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/11/1893

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1895

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Deputy James Mackay succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while riding with a posse attempting to capture two men who had murdered Special Deputy William Rader two days earlier.

The suspect was arrested in Needles, California, in 1895 and returned to Meagher County. He was convicted of Deputy Mackay's murder and hanged on December 20, 1895. A second suspect was hanged in Helena, Montana June 8, 1896.

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Special Deputy Sheriff William Rader
Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 9, 1893
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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May 13, 2015

 

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